Assignment 2: Gang Violence Prevention
You are commissioned to speak to your local community about gang violence prevention. The forum would also discuss the familyâ€™s role in preventing gang-related problems in children.
Create a 5- to 7-page informational report for community distribution that includes answers to the following questions:
â€¢Why do juveniles join gangs?
â€¢What are some social characteristics (psychological profile) commonly associated with an individual involved in a gang? Describe these characteristics.
â€¢What can parents do to help their children stay clear of gangs?
â€¢What should parents do if they find out their children are involved in gang activity?
â€¢How can the community and schools help prevent juvenilesâ€™ involvement in gang activity?
â€¢Research resources (hotlines, websites, etc.) for parents to contact if their children are involved in gang activities. Describe the kind of information and resources available to parents, provided by such contacts.
â€¢What approaches are the best for addressing prevention and helping kids get out of gang membership? To best illustrate your response, provide an example of one such approach utilized by a community program or delinquency prevention program.
Support your responses with examples.
For more information on gang violence, visit the RESOURCES section of the website of the National Alliance of Gang Investigatorsâ€™ Associations (http://www.nagia.org/).
â€¢Cite any sources in APA format.
â€¢Submit your informational report as a Microsoft Word document.
â€¢Name your document SU_CRJ3003_W3_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.
â€¢Submit your document to the W3 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Explained why juveniles join gangs.
Analyzed and explained the various aspects of the psychological profile of a gang member.
Analyzed and described how parents can help their children avoid gang membership and explained what parents can do if they suspect or know that their children are involved in gangs or gang activity.
Analyzed and explained how the community and schools can help prevent juveniles from becoming involved in gang activity.
Provided contact details such as website addresses and phone numbers for hotlines for parents to call if their children are involved in gang activities. Described the kind of information and resources available to parents, provided by such contacts.
Identified the approaches that are best for addressing current trends in juvenile drug use and gang violence. Provided an example of an approach practiced by a community program or delinquency prevention program to illustrate the response.
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.
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